CARROT RIVER — Construction on the reverse osmosis upgrades to the Town of Carrot River water treatment plant is expected to begin by the beginning of August.
At the June 18 regular council meeting, council awarded the tender for the supply and equipment of services for the upgrades to Membrane Specialists at the cost of $547,000.
“The deliverables for this upgraded water treatment plant are to meet the safe drinking water quality standards for the Province of Saskatchewan and Canada,” said Kevin Trew, Carrot River’s administrator.
While the town’s drinking water meets current standards, Trew said the town believes standards will become more stringent as time goes on.
“This will bode well for the Town of Carrot River to surpass the standards for a number of years,” he said. “Right now there are different contaminates that we are surpassing the standards, so that we are quite a bit below the maximum. However, when we talk about arsenic, we are on the cusp of being on the threshold that’s acceptable.”